Sunday, February 17, 2013

Printing daily quota

Starting today, only 30 pages may be printed per day at the OCF lab by each member. Each member is still also limited to printing 250 pages per semester.

Why are we doing this?

  • We print 500,000 pages per semester (and increasing), but as a student group we don't have the financial resources or volunteer manpower to sustain this.
  • We print 2.5 times our printers' maximum recommended monthly print volumes on average (often more). Our printers require constant cleaning due to frequent toner leaks, which reduce reliability and print quality.
  • We have had quota complaints (members forgetting to log off, botched jobs), which would be minimized if each member's semesterly quota could only decreased by a certain amount each day.
  • The lengths of lines waiting for printing continues to increase.
See the February 12 OCF Board of Directors meeting minutes.